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SOWK14010 - Integrating Theory and Practice 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The final theory unit in the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) course provides students with advanced knowledge of social work theory and its relevance to social work practice. This unit requires students to build upon social research methods learning and practice knowledge gained from Field Education 1 (SOWK13009) and Integrating Theory and Practice 1 (SOWK13010) to apply research knowledge and skills to address the needs and aspirations of individuals, groups and communities to achieve socially just outcomes. Students will demonstrate graduate ability to apply research knowledge and skills and use research to inform practice and to develop, execute and disseminate research informed by practice. Students are required to attend a compulsory residential school as per the dates in the Student Handbook for the year they intend to undertake Field Education 2 (SOWK14009). This unit is a co-requisite to SOWK14009 and is only available at the time the student undertakes field education unless prior approval has been granted by the School.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: SOWK13009, SOWK13010, SOWK14005, SOWK14006

Corequisite: SOWK14009 Fieldwork Education 2

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Presentation and Written Assessment 40%
2. Written Assessment 60%
3. On-campus Activity 0%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 28.13% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student evaluation and feedback provided verbally.
Feedback
Students appreciated the learning experience at residential school. Students appreciated and valued regular Zoom sessions and would like more of these in order to discuss the learning and final assessment.
Recommendation
Provide fortnightly Zoom sessions (after hours) to support students learning through the course. Ensure residential schools continue to provide and engaging learning experience.
Action Taken
Zoom meetings were discussed with students and arranged accordingly.
Source: Verbal feedback from students, formal evaluation responses
Feedback
Lack of residential component due to Covid-19 impacted on student's academic journey as it is seen as a valuable way of reinforcing and consolidating learning
Recommendation
Reintroduction of residential school when permitted by government restrictions. Continue offering Zoom sessions throughout the semester to connect as a group.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Verbal feedback from students, formal evaluation responses
Feedback
Having this unit at same time as placement was seen as stressful and overwhelming - 'difficult to make the most of both learning opportunities', students reported other universities do not have requirement to have simultaneous unit with placement so felt overworked in comparison
Recommendation
Explanation to students why CQUniversity has this requirement in course structure.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Formal evaluation response
Feedback
"More information in unit profile"
Recommendation
Add information to schedule section of unit profile, including required readings and weekly tasks.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Verbal feedback, formal evaluation response
Feedback
Moodle site to be more easily accessible and clear (new tile format)
Recommendation
Ensure clarity of layout of unit Moodle site, ensure there is a clear navigation structure.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Verbal feedback, formal evaluation responses
Feedback
Students appreciated the flexible learning and the freedom to choose research subject according to personal and professional interest
Recommendation
Continue to support a wide range of interests.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Verbal feedback, email feedback to UC
Feedback
Support from staff via one on one Zoom consultations was well received and perceived as useful
Recommendation
Continue student support via Zoom where required.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate your performance from feedback drawn from your involvement in professional learning contexts.
  2. Construct and critically evaluate a Professional Practice Framework (PPF) and demonstrate how that PPF is informed by social work theory, ethics and AASW practice standards.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency utilising frameworks of critical analysis and reflective practice
  4. Apply research knowledge and skills to undertake research congruent with social work values and ethics
  5. Explore complex and sensitive social issues and problems to achieve socially just outcomes
  6. Present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences in both oral and written form.

The learning outcomes in this unit are linked to the attributes of Australian social work graduates based on the AASW Practice Standards (2013) and statements of expected outcomes of AASW-accredited social work courses.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - On-campus Activity
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - On-campus Activity